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Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

Bavik Pils / LagerBavik Pils / Lager

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76
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241 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%


Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002)
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Reviews by kiya:
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kiya

California

2.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

what i must mention is that this is the first Belgian Beer i've ever seen in cans, which is what led me to buying a six pack to try...
once poured into a tall pilsner glass a fizzy short head appears leaving a very weak lace that trickles down the sides of the glass.... a light yellow colored beer that is very similar to the color of the mass produced mexican beers that are pilsner influenced.

the aroma is light with a slightly harsh citrus tinge to it which i enjoyed greatly..

the flavor though, or lack of, is a bit off putting.. i was expecting more from a Belgian beer. no hop flavor and very little flavor of anything else for that matter. goes down very easy. the carbonation really comes through if rolled around over your tongue, leaving you with an almost "just brushed my teeth" feeling. sounds worse than it actually is..

in the end i found that i would buy this beer again if i was in a situation where i couldn't have bottles and needed to find something drinkable in a can. and for 5.99 a six pack of a beer imported from belgium, you're not overspending.

the price equals the flavor here.
low.

Serving type: can

07-22-2004 23:26:33 | More by kiya
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Pours a clear, bright, straw yellow with a voluminous white head. Scattered lacing results when the head dissipates to a chunky film.
Smell is missing. A lot of inhalation results in little being found, some citrus/floral hops, some faint malt. Is this a BMC product?
Taste is much more prevalent with the aforementioned citrus & floral hops, malt, a wee bit of alcohol but no burn, some saltiness crackers, maybe some apple?
Medium bodied with restrained effervescence. A decent, fading, aftertaste. This isn't a BMC brew, the hops are not overpowering, it has some flavor and some balance. There really isn't anything to recommend this but it's no drain pour either. To quote a friend, "it doesn't suck". But that is the best thing I can say about it.

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A : Golden, clear Pils with very good head retention and lacing.
S: Wonderful Sazz hops aroma with a grain background.
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O: Found this to be a very good pils with a clean flavor profile and very nice hop aroma. Great beer.

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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.